Court to decide if sex offenders must...

Court to decide if sex offenders must have a home

There are 24 comments on the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer story from Aug 28, 2010, titled Court to decide if sex offenders must have a home. In it, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that:

After serving his prison sentence for rape, Jeffrey Seagle tried to find a place to live.

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ohio wrangler

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#1 Aug 28, 2010
This AG should be tarred and feathered. I don't care how he worms and weasels around, he is giving these people no opportunity to return to society like any other inmate can do. And his suggestions on where they could live indicates he is totally stupid. Living on a park bench would most likely get you arrested for vagrancy. These unjust laws must be abolished, and more thought given to the issues.
GenieBelle

Decatur, AL

#2 Aug 29, 2010
You do realize that most sex offenders cannot be "reformed" and offend again and again, right? What if your child, wife, sister, or mother were sexually assaulted? Would you be so quick to have the monster that hurt them "return to society"?

Our criminal justice system needs a major overhaul. Keeping these sick perverts behind bars permanently is a good start.
ohio wrangler

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#3 Aug 29, 2010
GenieBelle You have no idea what you are talking about and it is people like you who are the cause of the harsh laws. IF you would bother to do any research you would know that sex offenders and murderers have the lowest recidivism rate, it is under 10 percent. I, my sisters, and a niece have all been molested and it is called rape by the law. We have talked about it many times and we would have been content to just have it stopped. We are not bragging about it, but we find that it wasn't the end of our lives like your kind believes. And we were as young as 6 to 8 years old when it started. It was always family or family friends, not some stranger who grabbed us off the street. Our legislators have gone overboard with laws and sentences to curry the favor of people like you. They want you to believe their bs for the votes. I have no sympathy for someone who physically hurts a child or anyone for that matter. But these "rape" charges for molestation are bs. And that is what most of the cases are about. People like you have a perverted sense of justice, and you spread your ignorance of what it is really going on.
carrie

Laceys Spring, AL

#4 Aug 30, 2010
Sex offenders are rude,crude, and I do not believe they could possibly wish to live next door to them-selves...let alone have another sex offender live next door to him or her.
Why not lock them up forever...instead of turning them back into the world of freedom?
Why not protect the children? If a person is so damaged to the point that society doesn't want them,surely our lawmakers will one day...if they are perverted sex offenders...KEEP THEM AWAY FROM the still decent ...children. God bless America again.
ohio wrangler

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#5 Aug 30, 2010
Is everyone in AL nuts??
Floyd

Huntsville, AL

#6 Sep 3, 2010
ohio wrangler wrote:
Is everyone in AL nuts??
Is everyone in Ohio a wrangler?
Heed

United States

#7 Sep 4, 2010
But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

Matthew 18:6

Those that have ears to hear, let him hear.
ohio wrangler

AOL

#8 Sep 4, 2010
Let him without sin cast the first stone.
Tom

United States

#9 Sep 7, 2010
if this was your kid that was molested what would would you want to do to the person ???? I know what I would do !!!
ohio wrangler

AOL

#10 Sep 7, 2010
If you could read, you would know that I am very familiar with how a kid would deal with it. I am not saying that molesters shouldn't go to jail. I am saying the law is too harsh and I am saying most of the laws on them as about as useless as tits on a hog. Can't live within a 1000' of a place kids collect. In 98 percent of cases, it is a relative or family friend so distance isn't an issue. And that law does not keep someone who is determined to molest from going where ever they want to grab a kid. Registration should only have been for violent or repeat offenders. There are people on that registration who were observed peeing in the wrong place. Flashing is on there. Young people are on there for only doing what most of us did when we were young. Another issue on where they can live that really ticks me off is when they have to stay in our crowded prisons at 45,000 dollars per inmate per year because the stupid laws don't allow them to live where they can find work and public transportation. Research the families and what it does to them when they have to move so their parent can live with them. Why is everyone so hateful that they won't let the person serve their time and rejoin society like with any other crim? Sex offenders and murderers have the lowest rate (like 5%) of committing the crime again. Drug dealers are in and out of prison over and over. Drunks get DUI s over and over. My child was molested and the person was cast out of our family. That was our punishment and it hurt him a lot more than prison would have. So I don't want to hear the bs.
Brainiac

Madison, AL

#11 Sep 8, 2010
We should just give them Detroit and be done with it.
ohio wrangler

AOL

#12 Sep 9, 2010
I expect that if you would give them a "reservation" with stores and jobs, churches, schools and the other trappings of a modern American society--they would be more than happy to live there and avoid the hatred and stupidity of too many Americans. Hell, I would even consider moving to such a place just to get away from the meaness of most of you.
Oh Please

Huntsville, AL

#13 Sep 9, 2010
If you do the crime you need to be prepared to do the crime. As for rehabilitation, I'm all for it as long as the offender moves in next to those who provided him parole.

In my family children are protected and cherished too much to take the chance that a sex offender could "control" thier urges. It's called taking responsibility for one's actions.
Oh Please

Huntsville, AL

#14 Sep 9, 2010
CORRECTION:
If you do the crime you need to be prepared to do the time. As for rehabilitation, I'm all for it as long as the offender moves in next to those who provided him parole.

In my family children are protected and cherished too much to take the chance that a sex offender could "control" thier urges. It's called taking responsibility for one's actions.
Oh Please

Huntsville, AL

#15 Sep 9, 2010
Tom wrote:
if this was your kid that was molested what would would you want to do to the person ???? I know what I would do !!!
I'm here to help!
Afraid Of Criminal Judges

Birmingham, AL

#16 Sep 9, 2010
Visit savemarysavannah.com . This is a case in which the sex offender is a mother who molested her own daughter and is now babysitting that daughter's child with the blessings of Judge R. A. Sonny Ferguson. Unbelievable, but true.
Molesters live to molest again.
alacourt

Birmingham, AL

#17 Sep 21, 2010
Wow. Hard to believe the man who was arrested for a drug charge and a DUI is on here bashing other people. Hope tax invaders don't breed tax invaders...We won't be able to pay wonderful judges like Ferguson to work or the overworked DHR workers.
concerned

United States

#18 Oct 18, 2010
ohio wrangler wrote:
GenieBelle You have no idea what you are talking about and it is people like you who are the cause of the harsh laws. IF you would bother to do any research you would know that sex offenders and murderers have the lowest recidivism rate, it is under 10 percent. I, my sisters, and a niece have all been molested and it is called rape by the law. We have talked about it many times and we would have been content to just have it stopped. We are not bragging about it, but we find that it wasn't the end of our lives like your kind believes. And we were as young as 6 to 8 years old when it started. It was always family or family friends, not some stranger who grabbed us off the street. Our legislators have gone overboard with laws and sentences to curry the favor of people like you. They want you to believe their bs for the votes. I have no sympathy for someone who physically hurts a child or anyone for that matter. But these "rape" charges for molestation are bs. And that is what most of the cases are about. People like you have a perverted sense of justice, and you spread your ignorance of what it is really going on.
I just came in on this conversation, and not sure how I feel about where they should live but I do believe that people who molest anyone, expecially a child, should be punished to the Max. I believe that's its some sort of addiction, just like alcohol or drugs, that they r not able to control. As a victim, 25 years ago, I still live with the nasty feeling that the pervert left me with so many years ago. I had anger for along time and i believe that its because he was not punished
properly. However, I did get the chance to put him away for 15 years at the beginning of this year because he was a repeat offender and the justice system heard my case again to compare it to the new case. I felt as if a load was lifted off of me at that
time. Hurting an innocent child is something that I consider very serious and I actually wish our justice system was more strict than they are on this situation. HOWEVER, I don't believe they should be kept in jail because that means they r living off of my tax dollars.
Justinjustice

Mobile, AL

#19 Oct 27, 2010
I clicked on this thread to see what the talk was about. Just so ALL of you know, not everyone who is FORCED to register as a sex offender actually committed a sexual offense. I have a loved one in jail who as sentenced for "obscene material" - period. He will have to register as a sex offender upon his release....what a crock. Again, it may not necessarily be the crime that gets someone that "scarlet letter" assignment - it could just be the system....
Innocent Mom

O Fallon, MO

#20 Jun 14, 2011
The last couple of years I have been dealing with a case involving my oldest son. He had married a girl and she got pregnant but lost the child and not surprisingly in my opinion due to both of them being young and having not really lived they split and he came home to my house. He began hanging out with some kids some of which I knew but a couple of them that I didn't. One of the girls it turned out was 14 but certainly didnt look or act like it. She would call my son during school hours on my phone. I severely expressed to my son the dangers of even being around her. I also found out he was doing favors for her mom like taking her to work/store, picking the girl and her younger brother up from school, etc. He and the girl he had married got back together and he quit cold turkey hanging out with these kids. Next thing we know he is accused of statuatory rape because he was 20 at the time. He had a court appointed attorney who did NOTHING for the year prior to his trial. Then on the day he was supposed to go to trial he flat out told my son that he didnt care if he went to trial or not because at the end of the day he would be in his car going home. My son has proclaimed his innocence since the beginning and the girl has never went to the doctor, has refused every time to go and I have seen her around town always with a different young man. But now my son is locked up and is a registered sex offender. There needs to be more classification. How can we tell our children not to be sexually active then the media is nothing but sex sex sex in ads, clothing for females of all ages, in music etc. My son would not hurt anyone and certainly would not molest a small child but he is just lumped in the same category with someone who would and that is not just. Men throughout history have married or messed with young girls and boys. I don't mean to be offensive but that is pretty much all they think about. Every day you hear of some public figure who was either with hookers, or looking at child porn or having a child outside of their marriage etc. I see people every day doing the same exact things my son was locked up for.

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